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GLP-1 injection

Lose 9–15% of your body weight on average in 1 year*

Provider support and GLP-1 prescription (if appropriate)

Insurance concierge works with your insurer to determine medication cost

$99 first month, then $145/month. Medication and lab test not included.

*In clinical trials studying Saxenda and Wegovy for obesity (BMI ≥30) and overweight (BMI ≥27) with at least one weight-related condition, non-diabetics who completed the trials lost an average of 9% and 15% of their body weight, respectively, when paired with diet and exercise (compared to 3.5% and 2.4% on diet and exercise alone). Some patients may start on Saxenda and then switch to Wegovy if accessible and clinically appropriate.

Safety info: GLP-1 medications are used to treat obesity or overweight (with weight-related problems), along with diet and exercise. They may have serious side effects, including possible thyroid tumors. Do not use if you or your family have a history of a type of thyroid cancer called MTC or MEN 2. See more serious warnings & safety info

Weight loss medications and people using those medications

There’s a reason everyone is talking about GLP-1s. They work!

On average, people on Saxenda or Wegovy lose 9–15% of their weight in a year*.

*In a 56 and 68 week clinical trial studying two GLP-1 medications for obesity (BMI ≥30) and overweight (BMI ≥27) with at least one weight-related condition, non-diabetics who completed the trials lost an average of 9 and 15% of their body weight when paired with diet and exercise (compared to 3.5% and 2.4%, respectively, on diet and exercise alone).

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Meet the Ro Ambassadors who inspired the Body Program

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    Lost 40 lbs in 11 months

    “I have never felt better. I have never had more energy. This medication changed my life.”

  •  a woman before and after taking GLP-1 medication for weight loss

    Lost 30 lbs in 1 year

    “I started losing weight almost immediately. To me, truly, this has been a game-changer.”

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Revolutionary medications

Ozempic, Saxenda, and Wegovy are GLP-1 medications that may be prescribed for weight loss if appropriate. It’s a recurring shot that works by mimicking your body’s natural hormones, helping you feel fuller faster and for longer.

Medication is not included in the cost of the Body Program. But don’t worry, our insurance concierge partners explore all options to help get you covered.

Saxenda and Wegovy are FDA-approved for weight loss. Ozempic is FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes treatment, but may be prescribed for weight loss.



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  • In Wegovy clinical trials, patients lost an average of 15% of their body weight*

    Non-diabetic patients with a BMI of ≥30, or ≥27 with comorbidities, lost an average of 15% of their body weight in 1 year in a 68-week clinical trial evaluating 2.4 mg semaglutide, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

  • "Is using medication to lose weight cheating?"

    Dr. Steve Silvestro, Ro

  • Which GLP-1 is right for you?

    Semaglutide injection was first approved under the brand name Ozempic in 2017 as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. In 2021, the FDA approved the drug at a different dosage under the brand name Wegovy as a weight loss medication. Doctors often, using their medical judgment and discretion, prescribe both for weight loss. Liraglutide injection was FDA approved for weight loss in 2014 under the brand name Saxenda.

    All three medications are GLP-1s, but there are some key differences between them.

    Learn more

  • Learn more about potential side effects

    Your Ro-affiliated provider will walk you through the side effects patients report most often:

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Upset stomach

    • Stomach pains

    • Constipation

    • Diarrhea

    Learn more about Wegovy, Saxenda, and Ozempic.

*Patients without diabetes but with a BMI of ≥30, or ≥27 with comorbidities, lost an average of 15% of their body weight in 1 year in a 68-week clinical trial evaluating 2.4 mg semaglutide, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

How it works

We help you lose weight by pairing revolutionary medication with coaching, care, and healthy lifestyle changes to make it last.

Share your health history and weight loss goals with your Ro-affiliated provider. 

Your provider will order a metabolic lab test after they have reviewed your health history. You can use your insurance to test at any Quest location (most insurance accepted), or purchase an at-home blood collection kit through Ro for an additional cost.

If you live in a state where Quest is not available, we’ll automatically send you an at-home collection kit for no charge. See here for more info.

Your Ro-affiliated provider will review your results to see if medication is right for you. If it is, you’ll begin the Body Program, which includes: an insurance concierge service, access to medication, ongoing provider care, a personal health coach, and regular emails with healthy lifestyle strategies.

If medication is prescribed, our insurance concierge partner connects with your insurance company to help get the cost of medication covered. This process takes about 2-3 weeks, although it may take longer if initial coverage is denied. (It's possible that some insurers won't cover the medication. In that case, you'll have the option to pay cash.)

If you move forward with treatment, our partner will go the extra mile to look for a pharmacy with medication available — including calling your pharmacy every 3 days to confirm whether medication is in stock.

Please note that there are national GLP-1 shortages expected through 2023 and beyond. Learn more.

We're with you every step of the way, from your first shot to your first weight loss win.

get video check ups with qualified medical advisors to review your progress on the Body Program

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What's included?

Access to GLP-1 medication

Insurance coverage support

Dedicated health coach

Ongoing provider care

Weekly curriculum email

Please note: The cost of medication and lab testing is not included in the Body Program

Medication is prescribed only if appropriate.

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Thousands of people are losing weight with GLP-1 medications

Hear from real Ro members who are hitting their weight loss goals through the Body Program. These Body Program members were paid for sharing their stories.

  • “I’ve had some pretty amazing success. I’m down 15 pounds and I couldn’t be happier."

    Sonia, Ro Member

  • “It's really helping handle my cravings better, which is what I really like about this program."

    James, Ro Member

  • “It was like a switch once I started the medication, I just wasn’t so obsessed with food.”

    Chaleeta, Ro Member

Still have questions? We have answers.

The Body Program costs $99 for your first month and $145/month thereafter. Please note that GLP-1 medication is billed separately and not covered in the program cost. Medication cost will depend on your personal insurance coverage, and our partners will work with your insurer to help determine coverage (see more about this in “Do you accept insurance?”).

Due to significant demand, Novo Nordisk — the manufacturer of Wegovy, Ozempic, and Saxenda — expects supply shortages of some of these medications. Novo Nordisk is anticipating that demand for Wegovy will continue to outpace supply. Patients may have difficulty filling Wegovy prescriptions at the lower doses of 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, and 1 mg and Saxenda prescriptions through the remainder of 2023 and potentially beyond. We’ve seen that around half of patients are still unable to get access to the impacted Wegovy doses or Saxenda doses after 1 month of waiting.

We know these supply shortages are frustrating. If you’re prescribed a GLP-1 medication and there’s more than a 30-day delay from the time your prescription is sent to the pharmacy to when it is filled, we’ll issue a credit to your account so that your next month of the Body Program is free. Read eligibility requirements here.

We’re also taking additional steps to support new and existing patients on their weight loss journey. For example, our insurance concierge partner is frequently contacting pharmacies to look for available medication on your behalf. Our Ro-affiliated providers are also reaching out to patients to discuss how to manage their treatment plans in light of the shortages.

For patients just getting started, the first steps of the Body Program, before a prescription is filled, are unaffected by the supply shortage — including taking a metabolic lab test and connecting with a provider to review your health history.

Insurance concierge services for the cost of medications are provided through the Body Program. Our partners will work directly with your insurance provider to help with the process of determining coverage for your GLP-1 medication, which is paid for separately from the Body Program. Ro does not accept insurance for the Body Program, which is cash pay only. At this time, those with any form of government healthcare coverage (including programs such as Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicaid or TRICARE), whether primary or secondary, or federal employee plans are not eligible for the Body Program. These plans typically do not cover the type of medication the Body Program may prescribe. Unfortunately, this means that those on Medicare or eligible for Medicare cannot join the Body Program.

Federal employees who receive their health insurance through the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB) may participate in the Body Program.

Metabolic testing is required to participate in the program. It allows your provider to understand your metabolism to create a treatment plan that’s appropriate for you. Your provider will look at the following analytes: Hemoglobin, TSH, LDL Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol, Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, and Triglycerides.

Depending on how you choose to take your metabolic test, the price will vary.

You can use your insurance to test at any Quest location. Quest is in-network with most major insurers, but out-of-pocket costs will vary based on your insurance plan and deductible. Contact your insurance company to understand your coverage. If you test at Quest without using your insurance, the cash pay price is around $520.

You can also purchase an at-home blood collection kit through Ro for $75.

If you live in a state where Quest is not available (ND, SD, WY), we’ll automatically send you an at-home collection kit for no charge.

If for some reason your insurance will not cover the cost of your medication, you’ll have the option to either pay for the medication out of pocket (typically $900–$1,600/month, depending on the medication) or cancel your Body Program membership. Given the cost of initial diagnostics, ongoing provider support, and insurance assistance, we are unable to offer refunds for previously incurred monthly membership fees.

Weight management tips from our experts

Important safety information

Here’s what you should know before using Wegovy or Ozempic.